22 September

22 September

September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 100 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 22nd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 22nd in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National White Chocolate Day
  • National Doodle Day
  • Dear Diary Day
  • World Car-Free Day
  • American Business Women’s Day
  • National Ice cream Cone Day
  • Hobbit Day
  • National Elephant Appreciation Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – September 22

1980: Iran-Iraq War begins with Iraq invading Iran

It is thought to be one of the 20th century’s deadliest and longest conventional war. It ended 7 years later with no decisive victory and massive losses, both in terms of human lives and in terms of economy to both sides.

1979: The American-run Vela satellite detects a series of bright flashes over the Indian Ocean

The flashes were thought to be associated with atmospheric nuclear explosions. Some experts theorized that they were caused by joint Israeli and South African nuclear exercises. The governments of both countries denied this and to date it hasn’t been confirmed whether the flashes were indeed nuclear explosions, and who was responsible for them.

1975: Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford is foiled

FBI informant Sara Jane Moore’s attempt to assassinate the president in San Francisco failed due to a faulty gun and the efforts of ex-FBI agent Oliver Sipple who tackled her.

1960: Mali Federation becomes Mali

In August 1960, Senegal opted out of the Mali Federation allowing the federation to take on the name of Mali.

1869: Richard Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold or The Rhine Gold is heard for the first time

The first of 4 musical works of art that constitute Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, Das Rheingold was played at the National Theatre in Munich. The other three music dramas are Die Walküre or The Valkyrie, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung or Twilight of the Gods.

1939: Soviet and Nazi German officers, before the parade in the city of Brest-Litovsk, Poland. September 22nd 1939

Soviet and Nazi German officers, before the parade in the city of Brest-Litovsk, Poland. September 22nd 1939

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, September 22

1964: Liam Fox, Scottish politician

1958: Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor, songwriter, producer

1902: Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader, politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran

1791: Michael Faraday, English scientist

1515: Anne of Cleves

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, September 22

2015: Yogi Berra, American baseball player, manager

2007: Marcel Marceau, French mime, actor

1989: Irving Berlin, American composer

1961: Marion Davies, American actress

1828: Shaka, Zulu leader


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